Apple made a rare admission that they chose to throttle CPUs on iPhone with spent batteries. Some say an conspiracy to force upgrades, others say a proactive step to ensure a better overall user experience. But no one seems satisfied how they reacted. The question is: how should have Apple dealt with this issue?
Is choice an illusion, or simply a burden on time and convenience that most aren’t willing to negotiate? Tom Hollingsworth and Russ White discuss on their dueling blog posts.
The Croesus-like revenue typically seen in Apple’s quarterly earnings can be a little blinding at times. When your revenue is regularly above $40 billion every three months, it’s easy to see single digit fluctuations as rounding errors. But in the end, these large overall numbers can often hide local fluctuations that would otherwise change the narrative around the Cupertino giant. Ben Thompson sees just such a problem in the company’s China strategy.
A question from a customer about NIC utilization and link aggregation prompted me to dig a bit deeper. Here’s some information I found on making sure you’re maximizing throughput on multiple links.
One of my projects involved the configuration of GRE (Generic Routing Encapsulation) tunnels, encrypted by IPSec, between two locations. I was having some problems getting the tunnels to work properly, but now I’ve managed to resolve that problem, and the configuration is working well. Here’s some additional information on the problem and how it was finally corrected.